#ReportEU – “Hazard for Population from Concrete Factory on Shanidze 1st Alley in Batumi – Years-long Story of Harming People and the Environment”

By Nazibrola Rekhviashvili Originally posted at FactCheck Prepared in the framework of the project – #ReportEU A concrete factory on Batumi’s Shanidze 1st Alley has been operating for several years. There are 180 families living nearby and multi-storeyed residential blocks within a few metre...
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Reporting on EU-Related Issues by Local Media Outlets in Georgia: Effectiveness of Government-Media Cooperation #ReportEU

Levan Kakhishvili Informing the public about the European Union (EU) (its functions, goals, etc.) is a complex task. Given its scope, this task cannot be exclusive to government agencies. In its own efforts, the government of Georgia needs partners to disseminate information....
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Informing the Public About the EU: The Media Practitioners from Georgia, Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic Share Experiences #ReportEU

Ekaterine Basilaia, Filip Pazderski, Dr. Petra Kuchyňková, Jan Cingel This report was commissioned in view of the deepening political polarization, rising populism, growing Euroscepticism and anti-Western movements as well as concerns over fake news, disinformation and propaganda in the media in t...
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Upcoming | Project Closing Conference – “Communicating EU: the Role of Media in Georgia and the Visegrad Countries”

On July 4, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) is hosting a media conference – “Communicating EU: the role of media in Georgia and the Visegrad countries” #ReportEU – at the Biltmore Hotel Tbilisi. The conference brings together think tanks and researchers from Geor...
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GIP media workshop on “Storytelling and Analysis” for regional journalists

On May 16, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted a media workshop on “Storytelling and Analysis” for Georgian regional media journalists. This one day specially crafted training course by the BBC correspondent Rayhan Demytrie and Al-Jazeera English journalist and film-maker Robin ...
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Government and opposition share blame for increasing trends of polarization and populism, experts say

Expert Polls # 9, Georgian Institute of Politics, April 2019. The ninth expert poll conducted by the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) explored the increasing trends of populism and polarization in Georgia. The GIP asked 34 renowned Georgian and foreign experts and scholars about the degree of po...
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Political Polarization and Media: Threats to the Democratic Process in Georgia

Nino Robakidze[1] Traditional liberal democratic states across the world are concerned about the issue of political polarization. At the same time, the media, one of the major democratic institute, is also facing new challenges. Trust of towards traditional media, particularly for some specific soci...
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GIP Commentary: When an Election Damages Democracy: Lessons from the 2018 Georgia’s Presidential Election 

Kornely Kakachia, Bidzina Lebanidze Georgia’s recent presidential elections exposed many of the problems that have been aggravating the country’s democratization process over the last few years. By electing the country’s first female president, Georgia has made one step forward — but the...
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Media Polarization: A Challenge for Georgian Democracy?

Irakli Jgharkava As Georgia prepares for the second round of the presidential elections, media polarization in the country has become more and more of an issue, posing an immediate threat to democracy. Acrimonious and politicizing, it is splitting Georgian society into two camps — supporters versu...
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NGOs : The decision made by the Supreme Court strengthens the doubts concerning the interference of the government in the court decision making process

We are deeply concerned by the decision, made on March 2 by the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court of Georgia, stating that the owner of Rustavi 2 shares will become Kibar Khalvashi (60%) and Ltd Panorama (40%)....
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